Labor’s Enema will go—but not just yet!
A tearful Emma Husar has rejected all allegations of misconduct but said she would not contest the next election to be held sometime next year. In keeping with her social media admission about lying and cheating the taxpayer, rather than quitting yesterday or today she will milk the system until the very last day at about $550 per day. Classy lady!
Labor backbencher Emma Husar’s decision not to recontest her seat of Lindsay at the next election came after NSW ALP officials bluntly told her the manner of her departure would be “her way or their way’’.
Source: News Corp
Emma Husar jumps but staffers keep pushing
After being told she had to go by tomorrow, Ms Husar gave an emotional televised interview in which she described her surrender as a “very sad day”.
“A few nasty, faceless people, can ruin someone’s career,’’ she told Channel Nine. “Almost completely smash it in absolute pieces. And leave my reputation in absolute pieces.”
The first-term federal MP praised Bill Shorten for his ongoing support after allegations she bullied staff, made them help with domestic duties, walk her dog and pick up its excrement, hired her nanny as a staffer and used Comcars to see her lawyer.
The interview would have come as some relief for the Opposition Leader given Labor figures had feared Ms Husar could explode under parliamentary privilege if disendorsed or could quit parliament, forcing a by-election in the western Sydney seat that Labor holds by 1.1 per cent.
Ms Husar committed to serving out the rest of the term as Mr Shorten came under renewed fire yesterday over when he first knew of problems involving her and her staff. Ms Husar’s resignation came after The Australian published allegations yesterday from her former employee Angela Hadchiti that she received “insensitive and brutal” treatment during six months as a staffer, and that her former boss was involved in “bizarre events” that led to the sudden month-long disappearance of her daughter.
“There is not one staffer involved in this,” Ms Hadchiti claimed. “There are 22 of us and we are in this together. We have been speaking to Bill Shorten’s office, to NSW Labor and to the union for months.”